Garmin Announces Mac Support
Mac users who have GPS devices have always felt like second class citizens. Today there are signs this will end. Garmin has announced that effective immediately their GPS devices will become compatible with the latest release of Mac OS X 10.4, Tiger.
“We are very excited to be supporting the many tech-savvy Garmin users who are also Mac devotees,” said Min Kao, Garmin Ltd.’s chairman and CEO. “Mac users have been encouraging us to make our GPS units Mac compatible, and we’ve listened. We hope this brings the many benefits of GPS to current Mac users and invites future Apple customers to the Garmin fold.”
The software Garmin is developing will extend beyond just support for Garmin GPS devices, Garmin will also offer a Mac version of their Training Center software for the Garmin Forerunner and Garmin Edge fitness GPS systems.
And still more regarding Mac support, Garmin’s recent acquisition of Motion Based will be upgraded so that its interface will be Mac compatible. Even nRoute will be upgraded for Mac support of PowerBook, iBook, and now MacBook Pro laptops.
All (then current) Garmin hardware and software will be Mac compatible by the end of 2006.